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Elevator Emergency Power

Trace Consulting Group
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Ensuring elevator safety in high-rise buildings involves understanding emergency power distribution, as outlined in Ontario Building Code (OBC) Section 3.2.6. Elevators for firefighter use in tall buildings should be powered by a life safety emergency power source, with signals sent to the elevator controller for safe shutdown during power transfers. Additional considerations apply to very tall buildings, including elevator recall and evacuation sequences, communication, security, and HVAC system requirements. Building owners and property managers can learn more about emergency power distribution for elevators and ensure compliance with the latest codes by consulting with experts.


Elevator emergency power, High-rise buildings, Ontario Building Code (OBC), Life safety, Emergency power distribution, Automatic transfer switch (ATS), Elevator recall, Evacuation sequence, Communication, Security, HVAC systems, Building owners, Property managers, Occupant safety.

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Trace Consulting Group
Elevator Emergency Power
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